Okay, for fleas... I saw a "holistic" remedy on one of the sites that I thought might work here... and a direct quote: "There are many good quality herbal pet shampoos available that incorporate the essential oils of eucalyptus, citronella, pennyroyal, or other flea repellant oils. Follow label direction. (Do not use these if your pet is being treated homeopathically, as they can antidote remedies.) Alternatively, you can use any good quality non-medicated pet shampoo, leaving a thick lather on your pet for 10-15 minutes to drown the fleas. Be careful not to let small puppies or kittens become chilled or overheated, and don't bathe more than once weekly.
and also this about flea combing: Most animals can be combed with a flea comb to remove fleas. A flea comb is very fine-toothed comb, the teeth being closer together than the width of a flea. They are available at pet shops and feed stores, and I highly recommend their use as a part of any flea control program.
Depending on the severity of the flea problem, you should comb your pet at least once weekly or as much as twice daily. Concentrate on the areas where fleas congregate, usually around the neck in cats, and on the lower back and belly in dogs. Drop the fleas in a bowl of soapy water to drown them.
On names: Just as an FYI and a larger choice of names if you were looking for that... from mythology, the three "Fates" were, as one unit, named "Moirae" or "Moirai" (pronounced Moi-rah (rhyming with Joy)). Their individual names were Clotho, who spun the threads of life, Lachesis, who alloted the length of the yarn, and Atropos who cut the thread of life. Anyway, that's Greek mythology and can be found here: http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/g...hp?deity=FATES
Roman was "Parcae", broken down into three names, slightly different jobs: Nono, Decima, Morta. Info available here: http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/r...p?deity=PARCAE
Potential names also meaning or similar to Fate: Destiny, Kismet, Karma, Serendipity, Chance, Fortune...
Bless your heart for finding her and taking the little darling in. She is such a beautiful baby, and I just can't believe how horrid some people are! I really wish I could believe it were an accident that she ended up there.